Old tales given new twist

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

An ele­phant and a pig are among the new char­ac­ters be­ing wel­comed to Karanga­hape Rd.

K’ Rd artist Tanja McMillan, bet­ter known as Mis­ery, of­fi­cially un­veiled her lat­est public art­works on the strip and in Beres­ford Square last week.

Both bronze pieces draw on quirky sto­ries from the area’s his­tory. The work Thief re­calls a time when an­i­mals would es­cape from nearby farms to eat the fruit and veg­eta­bles on dis­play in shops.

The girl and ele­phant piece, called Twist, is based on a story McMillan heard of a baby ele­phant danc­ing with chil­dren at a cir­cus in Ge­orge Court Depart­ment Store’s rooftop play­ground in the 1960s.

The Waitem­ata Lo­cal Board put out a call for art­work which of­fers in­ter­ac­tive en­gage­ment for young chil­dren.

fea­tures a danc­ing ele­phant in Beres­ford Square.

Lit­tle ban­dit: Thief art­work on Karanga­hape Rd by artist Tanja McMillan, bet­ter known as Mis­ery.

Twin­kle toes: Twist

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